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Postdoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

We are looking for a motivated postdoc to join our group to aid in research efforts across several different projects focused on laser absorption spectroscopy measurements in combustion systems. These projects include instrumentation development, and field-deployed and laboratory-based studies of combustion and industrial processes.

The position offers the unique opportunity to lead an effort in applying the powerful broadband absorption spectroscopy capabilities of frequency comb lasers and engage in applied research using the highly sensitive WMS technique.

Who We Are

Hands-on learning, advanced research, and an entrepreneurial spirit are defining the next generation of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering learn from a vibrant faculty conducting diverse research in consumer products, robotics, thermodynamics, energy, and the environment. We’re home to nearly 1,200 students in undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs.

We offer world-class facilities and an unrivaled spirit for business and industry. CU Boulder is ranked the #18th most entrepreneurial university in the nation by Forbes Magazine (2015). We also have strong connections to multiple national laboratories located here in Boulder, providing real-world research opportunities for students.

The Precision Laser Diagnostics Laboratory at the University of Colorado-Boulder develops and deploys instrumentation, including frequency comb laser spectrometers and wavelength modulation spectroscopy (WMS) sensors, for trace gas sensing in the atmosphere and combustion environments.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • PhD in an applicable field.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong work ethic.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with laser absorption spectroscopy.
  • Mentorship experience.
  • Strong design and fabrication skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Proof of Degree
    • The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree
  4. Letter of Recommendation
Review of applications will begin upon receipt; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Marilyn Decalo

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer